Committee Descriptions

Committees with openings

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council

The Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (the Council) shall continually identify relevant diversity and inclusion (D&I) goals for RIMS to pursue, and shall advise RIMS on how best to achieve those goals.

  • Develop RIMS D&I strategy and objectives that align with the RIMS vision and mission.
  • Work with staff liaison(s) to identify member, industry and staff needs relating to D&I, and submit recommendations for new and/or enhancements to existing policies, procedures, best practices, programs, products and services relating to D&I.
  • Serve as a resource and collaborate with RIMS committees and Councils to implement D&I goals and objectives.
  • Assist in the development of D&I-related content for whitepapers, magazines, blogs, podcasts, conferences and forums.
  • Gather, interpret and share D&I benchmark information from both inside and outside of industry and provide any input on D&I member surveys in order to publish insights for members and the industry.
  • Help develop KPIs to evaluate the performance/impact of RIMS D&I program
  • Serve as RIMS D&I ambassadors and advocates

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning the financial well being of the Society. In this role, it oversees the annual budgets and presents it to the Board for approval.

Member and Chapter Awards Committee

The Member and Chapter Engagement Committee of the Risk and Insurance Management Society supports the development of an international network of members and chapters by identifying member needs. The M&CE committee is responsible for the review of existing RIMS resources including products, programs, and services while also serving as beta testers for new programs and/or technology that the Society is seeking to incorporate. The Committee also serves as the arbiter for the Chapter Awards Program in which it accepts, reviews, and determines award winners. In addition, M&CE oversees and finalizes alterations to the nominating and selection process. As a whole, the Committee is chiefly tasked with creating and identifying member and chapter benefits while promoting community value to the larger RIMS membership.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating and Governance Committee identifies, recruits, and formally nominates Society members to serve on the Board of Directors. The Committee also (1) oversees the orientation and training of new Board members, (2) assists with the development of Board members during their terms of service, (3) reviews and recommends modifications, as appropriate, to the Society’s governance structure, committee structure, and governance documents, including the bylaws and governance polices, and (4) considers other governance issues that arise, and makes appropriate recommendations to the Board.

Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee promotes and supports risk management by analyzing legislative, regulatory and legal issues; recommending policy and viewpoints for RIMS; providing sound risk management responses to these issues and educating members on how these issues will affect their industry and/or profession.

Rising Risk Professional (RRP) Advisory Group

The Rising Risk Professional (RRP) Advisory Group consists of RIMS members under the age of 36 that provide feedback and recommendations on new and existing RRP programs.

RISKWORLD Programming Committee

The RISKWORLD Programming Committee plays a key role in the success of RISKWORLD. Members of the Committee evaluate and select the presentation of educational sessions and industry sessions. Additionally, the Committee creates opportunities for networking and encourages the discussion, presentation and evaluation of critical and emerging risk management solutions.

Communications and External Affairs Committee (RIMS Canada Council sub-committee)

The Communications and External Affairs is a subcommittee of the RIMS Canada Council. Its role is to create value for its members through an engaging dialogue regarding the Risk Management industry and RIMS activities in Canada. Brings a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens to all RIMS Canada national activities.

  • Supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and related national activities.
  • Facilitates relationships (i.e., monitoring, assessing, collaborating) between RIMS, the RCC and its sub-committees, Canadian members, federal/provincial regulatory officials, and other governing bodies.
  • Facilitates information sharing among Canadian members using the RIMS Canada Newsletter, the RIMS in Canada website, RIMS in Canada LinkedIn group, RIMS in Canada Twitter account, and other communication channels.
  • Provides guidance and recommendations to the RCC regarding communications with RIMS, Canadian RIMS Chapters, Canadian members, and external bodies.
  • Provides updates to local chapter boards and Canadian members regarding developments that could have an impact on their activities and the activities of their members.
  • Engages available external media to facilitate, promote general awareness, and forward the position of the RCC and RIMS in Canada as the leading risk management association in Canada.
  • Monitors the Canadian Chapters and individual membership to identify issues of importance with respects to advocacy opportunities.
  • Open volunteer role descriptions:
  • Vice-Chair (please include a hyper link to the attached description)
  • RCC Brand Advisor (please include a hyper link to the attached descriptions)

Communications and External Affairs Volunteer Vice Chair Role Description

Communications and External Affairs RCC Volunteer Brand Advisor Role Description

National Conference Committee (RIMS Canada Council)

The National Conference Committee is a subcommittee of the RIMS Canada Council. Its role is to provide national and long-term oversight of the RIMS Canada Conference to consistently deliver a high-quality conference experience in keeping with the Conference Core Deliverables, which are:

  • Professional development and thought leadership
  • Networking opportunity for the risk management community and industry representatives
  • Marketplace for sponsors and exhibitors to showcase products and services
  • Membership Engagement and Retention
  • Revenue Source for RIMS Canada and it’s Chapters
  • Open volunteer role descriptions:
  • Vice-Chair (please include a hyper link to the attached description)
  • Coordinator (please include a hyper link to the attached descriptions)

National Conference Committe Volunteer Vice Chair Role Description

National Conference Committee Volunteer Coordinator Role Description

Committees without openings

Council of Chapter Presidents

 The purpose of the Council of Chapter Presidents (the “Council”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (the “Society”) is to provide (a) leadership training and networking opportunities for chapter leaders; (b) a vehicle for chapter leaders to share chapter issues and concerns with the Society; and (c) a platform for the Society to work with chapter leaders to discuss Society initiatives and pilot programs at the chapter level. 

RIMS-CRMP Certification Commission

The Commission provides oversight of and ensures that the RIMS-CRMP meets and maintains best industry practices in credentialing. The Commission aids in establishing and implementing policies related to granting, maintaining, renewing and suspending, withdrawing, and expanding and reducing the scope of the certification. Members of the Commission may also serve on various subcommittees such as Nominating, Ethics, Exam Development and Appeals.

Standards and Practices Council

The Standards and Practices Council's responsibilities are to actively engage in the development and revisions of any and all risk management standards and practices. These activities may include creation, support, coordination, leadership and promotion of national and international standards, best practices, research projects and articles pertaining to the risk management discipline.

Student Advisory Council

The council is a panel assembled to oversee and coordinate RIMS Student Outreach Programs and Membership. Its responsibilities are:

  • To continually seek ways to engage, recruit, maintain and administer student outreach programs and RIMS student membership.
  • To develop and maintain an ongoing relationship with academic organizations related to the insurance and risk management field, (e.g. Gamma Iota Sigma, ARIA), through attendance at their annual conferences and speaking engagements, and their attendance at the RIMS annual conference, and joint programs and mutual support.
  • To develop, coordinate, and administer a RIMS Student Mentor program between RIMS members and students;
  • To provide ongoing guidance to RIMS in the areas that effect students - such as membership categories and career center; Student E-Groups, chat rooms, online Q&A events, student social networking board; and professional development.
  • To develop, coordinate and administer a Student Track at the annual RIMS conference. Strive to engage more students at the conference via focus group data gathering, communications and GIS interaction.
  • To encourage chapter student involvement and support chapter involvement by the development and administration of student programs, idea exchanges and communications.​​​​​